The last few days I have fallen into a fairly easy rhythm.
After getting knocked off track for a few days, I’ve gotten back in to the groove of my workout routine, the reading is for my coursework is going well, and work has slowed down enough so as to allow me to catch my breathe a bit.
I still haven’t heard from Dr. M regarding the new medication he was discussing with me during our appointment, however the one tweak he made, reducing one of my meds, is paying off in spades. I’ve still been sleeping well, however, I have not been having the same knock-out effect that has been keeping me asleep longer than I would like. I’ve been managing to get up a bit earlier, and am definitely feeling better, and more productive, for it.
Lately, I’ve been getting up around 8:30 a.m., grabbing a coffee, then settling in on the couch to read. I’ve been doing a lot of reading.
I’ve currently got three books on the go. I have a book called the Namesake,by Jhumpa Lahiri, the Obesity Code, by Dr. Jason Fung, and Choke Point, by Peter Telep. The first book is one of the novels we are studying for my Prose Forms class, and while not my usual genre, I’m really enjoying it.
The second book is one recommended by my new family doctor, and it completely shreds the myth of losing weight by calories in versus calories out. Fung is a proponent of intermittent fasting, and after reading the book, I’m beginning to understand why.
The final book I am reading is one purely for fun. It’s set in the world of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon, and compared to the other two is definitely a lot lighter of a read, and is a great way to turn the brain off before bed.
On top of juggling the three books, what isn’t taken into account is the other reading I am doing for my communications course. I will admit, there’s been a few moments since I started taking two courses at once that I have been questioning my sanity, but I’ve been making it work.
Adding my workout back into things is definitely helping as well, though I should note that I never completely stopped the regime. Instead, I just dropped down to three days a week for a couple weeks with how busy I got. For me, that is a significant change from my past.
Normally, if I get myself onto a routine of everyday working out and I miss a day or two, that day or two turns into three, four, a week, two weeks. In short, typically when I miss a few days, I don’t just fall off the wagon, I set the thing on fire. This all or nothing routine is probably one of the most borderline traits I have, and the fact that I have been able to make a few days of adjustments without completely falling off is new for me.
And honestly, it feels good.
It feels good that I have been able to successfully juggle work, school, and fitness the way I have. Managing to be successful doing all these things, and well, is further proof that I am on the right track.
That said, life is not all work and no play. With things slowing down and falling into the routine I have, I’ve actually been making a point of working during the day, and trying to take evenings off, which has been beneficial to my mental health as well.
Thanks for following along.